New York City’s food system is locally served by areas from New England to the Mid-Atlantic states. New York food consumers are intricately linked to consumers throughout the surrounding areas and beyond. DuKode created a poster to examine complexities of the New York City food system, or foodshed. In creating this poster, we focused on creating a comprehensible static graphic with five dimensions of USDA Food Environment Atlas data. Development issues included visual design of 5-D data for easy understanding and sensitivity to relevant sociopolitical and economic factors. We continue to explore visualization solutions to best present observations on health, access, race, farm access, and poverty in the NYC foodshed.

This poster will be on display at the IEEE VisWeek Conference’s Poster Session, October 26, 2011. Read the full process article here (PDF format).